Work on you – Art Journal Page

Hello lovelies and happy Saturday!!! How´s your weekend getting along? I hope you get to spend some time crafting and relaxing. I have yet another, this time very simple art journal page share for you today.

This one I kept very simple mainly because I wanted to focus on the quote! It´s just something that totally hit me and also one that fits my current recovery journey. Work on you – for you! What better way to put it?!

I started with a watercolor ombré background as I wanted to keep everything very simple to emphasize the quote and make it stand out. So I started by adding a light tone of pink, then moving to a purple and finally to a blue watercolor tone.

I then hand wrote the qoute with Posca pens and then used the Evolution stencil to doodle the outline with black and white Posca pens. For finishing touches I added a few blue Nuvo Embellishment Mousse splatters and draw pink stars next to them. Also again using a Posca pen.

Easy peasy and fast and effective. Felt right for today – doing this style of a page.
Wishing you a gorgeous day,
xxx, Sanna


DIY – Page Drafts release #36 “Hearts a flutter Vol. 3”

Hello there, lovelies!!! It is again time to share this months Page Drafts release! Number 36 is called “Hearts a flutter – Vol. 3“! And it is a fabulous release. I know I am repeating myself here, but hey, all Page Drafts releases ALWAYS are fabulous, so repeating myself is allowed here 🙂 🙂 :).

Here is a peek into the new sketches:

and here is the one I based my page on – #36.2:

I flipped the sketch a bit and used lots of bold colours <- looove colours!

I did some watercolouring on the greenish/stamped banners and also used watercolours for colouring the clouds. Make sure you go to the Page Drafts blog and read all the tips and tricks there – always good hints and ideas for additional inspo to be found there!!!

There is also a fabulous new addition to the Page Drafts design team that you really need to check out. As well as the special November Guest Artist to be checked out :). Sooo, what are you waiting for? Hop over to PageDrafts and get inspired! I love to hang around there <3

See you soon, lovelies!

Rubber boot princess – Paperilla lehti

Hi there! Today it is again my turn to share with you a little technique tutorial for the Paperilla magazine´s blog. Enjoy!

I started by stamping some Prima Marketing frames (set is called Optimist) with a black Hero Arts chalk ink onto the white cardstock. See how I drew lines on both sides with a pencil? That was my measurement for the space I needed to line 3 frames next to each other.

This is how the stamped frame background looks like when finished.

Next I chose some of my favorite Distress Ink colours and coloured the frames using the inks and a water tank brush.

This is how the finished coloured background looks like. I first added a lighter layer of colour and then went over the frame only on one side with a darker tone to create a shadow.

I then took a piece of light pink cardstock and used all my Martha Stewart border punches and created pretty borders. After that I glued them overlappingly on both sides of the white cardstock. Now the base of the layout was done.

I then went on and added some washi tape, some sequins and lots and lots of flowers (I know, right?!!) and a really long title with shiny silver glitter alphas :). I bet you are not used to seeing such pinky, flowery, girly pages around here on my blog *laughing* !!?? I was really shocked too, while creating this, but honestly, I really, really like the end result (scary, isn´t it.. ;-)..).

This is the finished page:

So now I´ll leave you all to recover from your shock ;-)… See you around and have fun scrapping!

ps. I bet you noticed that long title on this one? well, it is in Finnish :). It says nothing else than “rubber boot princess”. A good scrappy friend of mine once asked me why I scrap/use English titles on my layouts on regular basis. Well, it is kind of a complicated issue for me. When I started scrapping, I only used Finnish (my mother tongue). However I was not always happy with it as not many people in my family would be able to read that later on in time (we do live in Austria…). I then slowly started to wonder, if it would be better to scrap in German, but it was always a struggle. I didn´t feel comfortable with scrapping in German – maybe it had something to do with the grammar and with the fear of not getting it right. I didn´t want to make mistakes when writing and I was not always able to speak from the heart when writing in German (it is, still, my third language..). So I ended up doing a mixture of all things. One time scrapping in Finnish, then again in German and then jumping over to English. I still quite cannot figure out what works for me the best. It is hard to choose, when you speak German at home every day, but your “real”, “deep” language is something else. What language to pick? Should I risk making the mistakes I am for sure going to make when writing in German? So, somehow I then ended in doing all my writing/titles in English. I mean I do lots of titles in English first of all, because they are much shorter than they would be in German and/or in Finnish :). And then either do just a little journaling and that will be in English too. Sometimes, however, I write the journaling in Finnish and from time to time I do it in German too. But then I mainly hide it behind the photos. That way I don´t have to worry about getting it right or wrong – my family will know what I wanted to say and will not care for the mistakes :). So I don´t know if this answers any of my friends questions. I bet she is now even more confused ;-)…I know it still confuses me, but I try not to make an issue out of it. I just go with my gut feeling and create what feels right at that time. Would be really interesting to know how other multilingual peeps solve this? And how about if you lived abroad for a long time – did it change your scrapping – language wise? If any of you read this, drop me a line, I´d love to hear from you :). Happy scrapping!!

Special b-day ! – Wycinanka scrap & decou

Hello there! Today I´d like to share with you a fast and easy card idea. For this card I have used some chipboard elements and stamps from Wycinanka scrap & decou.

I first used Distress Inks with water to create the background stripe pattern. More details on how you can create that over at this post. After that I just added a star banner using this Wycinanka stamp with a black dye ink.

When the background was done, all I needed to do was to add a sentiment and some decorational elements. I used the chevron chipboard elements and treated them with golden glitter glue. I also added s black sentiment on the front which I cut with my Silhouette Cameo.

Inside the card there is an additional sentiment, made with Wycinanka alpha chipboard pieces.

I hope you have enjoyed this easy card idea and give it a try yourself.
Happy crafting,
xoxo, Sanna

Used products:
Funky! "9"  strzałki - arrows, 3 cm  bordery zygzaki, 5 szt. bloczek do mocowania stempli z grawerowaną podziałką, 12x12x1 cm alfabet - arkusz, 13,3x17 cm  - English version